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SAINT-SAENS, C.: Piano Quartet / Piano Quintet / Barcarolle (Fine Arts Quartet, Ortiz)


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SAINT-SAENS, C.: Piano Quartet / Piano Quintet / Barcarolle (Fine Arts Quartet, Ortiz)

Saint-Saëns holds a vital place in the history of French chamber music. At a time when his compatriots were more devoted to opera and song, Saint-Saëns (who wrote both, too) repeatedly produced chamber music of compelling individuality and lasting significance. The 1875 Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41 remains one of the great works in the chamber repertory, a masterful example of the composer’s organisational skill and lyric gifts. The gorgeous Barcarolle is followed by the youthful Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14, a brilliantly confident work with a concerto-like rôle for the piano.

Saint-Saëns, Camille

  Piano Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 41
1.   I. Allegretto 00:07:41
2.   II. Andante maestoso ma con moto 00:06:38
3.   III. Poco allegro più tosto moderato - Allegro non troppo - Allegro - Molto allegro - Presto - Prestissimo 00:06:45
4.   IV. Allegro - Mouvement du premier morceau - Allegro non troppo - Tempo primo 00:10:37
  Barcarolle in F Major, Op. 108
5.   Barcarolle in F Major, Op. 108 00:09:09
  Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 14
6.   I. Allegro moderato e maestoso 00:10:23
7.   II. Andante sostenuto 00:06:06
8.   III. Presto 00:05:15
9.   IV. Allegro assai, ma tranquillo 00:08:19

Total Playing Time: 01:10:53

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Fine Arts Quartet

Cohen, Robert; Eugelmi, Nicolo; Evans, Ralph; Ortiz, Cristina

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572904

Barcode: 747313290475

Physical Release: 03/2013

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